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Mobile Applications Improve Quality of Life on Citizens with Disorientation: The ‘NeverLost App’ Paradigm

  • Sotirios Fotiou
  • Panayiotis Vlamos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 989)

Abstract

Mobile technology has been evolved as an important tool in healthcare. Mobile applications are being designed in order to assist patients in their everyday life and also to play a vital role on the improvement of their everyday activities and quality of life. Meanwhile students use advanced techniques in order to design and implement high quality applications that aim to introduce them to the advantages of the mobile technology. In this paper we present the steps for the creation of the application NeverLost that was inspired, designed, created and tested by students of the Secondary Education. NeverLost is an Android application that helps individuals (mainly children) with disabilities, as well as older patients with lack of orientation manage their day-to-day activities. A research of the general benefits that students using this app is presented, as well as their future proposals for the evolution of the app in other aspects of healthcare and quality of life of senior citizens or patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Keywords

Collaborative learning Mobile application Team-based learning Group work Assistive technology Mobility Disorientation Assistive systems Alarm systems Assisted living 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.Department of Informatics, Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology LaboratoryIonian UniversityCorfuGreece

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